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Luwathiya in Oman

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
45,000 Luwati Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % No No   

Luwathiya in Oman

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Introduction / History
The Luwathiya Persians are also called Luwati. They are the largest Shia Muslim group in Oman. Most of them are supposed to have come from India though they are originally from Iran and called Persians.

The Luwati are usually wealthy and live around the capital Muscat. The poorer ones live in a walled section in Matrah and where strangers are not allowed in and which is the only no-go zone in Oman. The main mosque is here.

They speak the Luwati language which is Iranian. There are a few Luwati Christians but no church planting.

Prayer Points
* Pray that as the Luwati read the Koran they will want to discover more about Jesus, read the Bible and give their lives to Jesus Christ.
* Pray that God will give them dreams and visions leading them to salvation.
* Pray for translation of the Bible to begin in this people group's primary language.
* Pray for the availability of the Jesus Film in the primary language of this people.
* Pray for Gospel messages to become available in audio format for this people group.


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Global Prayer Digest: 2013-10-26
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Country: Oman
Continent: Asia
Region: Africa, North and Middle East
Persecution Rank:42 (Only top 50 ranked, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
10/40 Window: Yes
Location in Country:Mostly in Masqat and coastal towns of Saham, Barka, Khabura, and Musana.
(Source: Ethnologue 2016)
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Linguistic Map:Ethnologue language map
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People Name in Country: Luwathiya
People Name General: Luwathiya
Alternate People Names:
ROP3 Code: 105939
Joshua Project People ID: 13163
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 45,000
Population all Countries: 45,000
Least-Reached: Yes
Affinity Bloc: Persian-Median
People Cluster: Persian
People Name General: Luwathiya
Ethnic Code: CNT24f
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
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Primary Language: Luwati (45,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): luv    Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Islam
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity0.00 %(Evangelical: 0.00 %)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism0.00 % 
Islam100.00 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small0.00 % 
Unknown0.00 % 
Christianity Segments:
Anglican0.00 %
Independent0.00 %
Protestant0.00 %
Orthodox0.00 %
Other Christian0.00 %
Roman Catholic0.00 %
(Evangelicals distributed across Christianity segments)
Progress Indicators [5]
Progress Scale[6]   Few evangelicals and few who claim to be Christians. Little, if any, history of Christianity.
Least-Reached: Yes
GSEC Status:Level 0   No evangelical Christians or churches. No access to major evangelical print, audio, visual, or human resources
Bible Translation Status
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Bible Portions: Help start a Bible Translation
New Testament: None Reported
Complete Bible: None Reported
Ministry Resources [7]
None Reported
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Luwathiya in Oman

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  Affinity Bloc             Global  
People Cluster
    Persian     Africa, North and Middle East    
      Luwathiya Oman    
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            Luwathiya in Oman          
      Religion Language  
      Islam     Luwati  
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